Happy Boxing Day all!
While out showing my brother in-law around town on Christmas Eve, we ended up at our local KMS tool store. I've been thinking about getting a tool vest for a while, looked here for ideas and reviews and started my hunt. Not many readily available in Canada really, so thought I may wait for my next business trip to the US and pick one up then. I managed to stumble across a Terra Tool Vest, one of 2 in stock, and lucky for me on sale too. https://m.kmstools.com/bbh-multi-pocket-tool-vest-119592
While working on a recent project at home, I found myself constantly putting pencils, tapes, etc down, walking to the garage, and not having the tool I needed to do what I had to do. Picked up another tool, brought back inside, put it down and walked back to the garage. In short order, I had nothing on me that I needed. A problem of trying to use regular jeans While doing my work. I figure if I have a tool vest, I will have a convenient place for everything, and an easy way to put things back where they belong.
I'm looking forward to using this Vest that I picked up for myself for Christmas. I figure if it is not everything I want, I can always upgrade as I have not made such a huge investment.
I am a hobbyist word worker. Cabinets, trim work, etc, mostly things around the house and on the Honey Do List. I am not into framing, or heavy construction work at all. I'm not up on ladders, scaffolding, with a need to hang powertools off myself. I just wanted a lightweight vest that had places for tapes, pencils, hammer, screws, punches... the things a hobbyist woodworker would need/should have on themselves for a given job/project. Something that has some adjustability for fit, and can be worn in the summer (not too hot) or in the winter (over a sweater or jacket).
So what vest do you use? Why did you pick that one? What do you like/dislike about it? Have you customized it, accessorized it with add ons from another company? List what you carry in it at all times, what you wouldn't be caught without. I'm very interested in what you guys carry. Maybe it will spawn some further accessory purchases😀